Coaching

If you are a coach looking to advance your career, TWU's Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in sport coaching will help get you there.

Over the course of the required 36 semester credit hours, you will take classes in technical and tactical skills as well as team management. A thesis is not required in this program.

This program is offered completely online so you immediately can apply what you learn in the classroom to your job.

Careers & Salaries

After earning this degree, career opportunities include:

  • High school coach or athletic director
  • Director of community sports program
  • Sport-specific trainer or professional instructor
  • Head college coach

Salaries vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $40,000 for sports trainers and $59,000 for athletic directors.

Why Sports Coaching at TWU?

TWU believes in empowering women to be leaders in our society, and coaches have a unique capacity to provide and cultivate that leadership. Of course, we welcome coaches of boys and men in our program, but we believe they, too, benefit from this unique perspective and curriculum.

TWU's Kinesiology department focuses on the distinctive role our graduates have among women, and we uniquely prepare quality coaches to work with women in a productive and professional manner. We believe in the power of coaches to make a difference in their communities.

Program Requirements

There are no undergraduate prerequisites for this program. See full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

As a full-time student, you can complete the 36 coursework hours for this degree in 12-18 months.

How To Apply

See the Admissions Office for TWU admission requirements. You need to apply and be accepted into the TWU Graduate School before being admitted into the sports coaching program. You also need to send a resume and two letters of reference to David Nichols, PhD, the Kinesiology graduate program coordinator at TWU, to be considered for the sport coaching program.

For More Information

David Nichols, PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator & Interim Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology
(940) 898-2576
Email: DNichols@twu.edu

Mark Mann, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sport Coaching
(940) 898-2578
Email: MMann2@twu.edu